Saturday 2 February. Sylvia, Terry and Ian had an extremely productive meeting with Leslie Ray. Leslie is going to undertake research into the story of Walter Mabbutt, his grandmother’s brother who died aged 18 in France, two weeks before the armistice and whose name is inscribed on the war memorial. Leslie has a number of letters written by Walter while he was preparing to go to the front, a heart-rending one being that which he wrote just before he was killed.
This will support the work that Fraser is doing on the the biographies of the Titchmarsh fallen.